A big hug and welcome to fellow author and friend, Lacey Savage. If you’ve never read Lacey’s books, you don’t know what your’re missing. You’ll never guess what’s she’s talking about today: BOOKS! And she’s giving you a chance to add to your library, nice lady that she is.
I’ve Never SEEN So Many Books! by Lacey Savage
That’s a reaction I’ve been getting a lot lately. My husband and I recently bought a new house, so we’ve been showing off the place. It’s a 2,500 square foot monster ““ a mighty big place for just the two of us. Well, in truth, it’s not just the two of us. There’s a cat. And a whole lot of books. So many books, in fact, that they need their own room.
You’re probably thinking… what’s “a lot” of books? 100? 200? Heck, 1,000?
All softcover ““ paperbacks and trade paperbacks. I don’t buy hardcovers. I can’t afford them!
And… did I mention that’s just my To-Be-Read pile?
I’ve been a compulsive book buyer for as long as I can remember. I have this absurd fear of running out of reading material, so I’ve made sure to have enough to read to last me several lifetimes. And I keep buying. And buying. And… yeah, you guessed it. Buying even more.
My husband flinches every time I bring a new armful of books into the house, but he lets me get away with it because frankly, I don’t buy anything else. I own one pair of shoes, one pair of sandals, one pair of sneakers, and one pair of boots. See? I’ve got all my seasons covered. I can’t remember the last time I bought new clothes. I buy a piece of jewelry to celebrate each book sale, but I keep it under $20. (I’m in no danger of being robbed for my jewels, I assure you.)
Books are my only indulgence.
In the month of August, I bought:
12 books from Amazon
3 books from a brick-and-mortar store (Chapters, Canada’s equivalent of Barnes and Noble)
18 books through Harlequin’s subscription program
2 books through Leisure’s subscription program
If my math is right, that’s 35 new books… in one month. In the same month, I read 7. Hubby tells our friends that at this rate, he’ll have to buy the books their own house soon. Sadly, I don’t think he’s joking.
Want to win a $15 gift certificate to Amazon and indulge your own book buying impulses? Leave me a comment and tell me about your TBR pile! If you share a picture, you’ll be entered in a separate draw for any one of my paperback books. (If you’d like to share a picture, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Find out more about Lacey and her books here.
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(From Beth–remember to send me a photo at email@example.com if you want to be included in a drawing for one of Lacey’s print books. If not, comment to qualify to win a $15 Amazon card generously donated by Lace).